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    Thats it, folks, the internet is over, pack up and head home

    "The U.S. Government is determined to put an end to online piracy. In an attempt to give copyright holders and the authorities all the tools required to disable access to so-called rogue sites, lawmakers will soon introduce the PROTECT IP Act. Through domain seizures, ISP blockades, search engine censorship, and cutting funding of allegedly copyright infringing websites, the bill takes Internet censorship to the next level."

    http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-to-intro...p-bill-110511/




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    Re: Thats it, folks, the internet is over, pack up and head home

    Quote Originally Posted by cjb1978 View Post
    "The U.S. Government is determined to put an end to online piracy. In an attempt to give copyright holders and the authorities all the tools required to disable access to so-called rogue sites, lawmakers will soon introduce the PROTECT IP Act. Through domain seizures, ISP blockades, search engine censorship, and cutting funding of allegedly copyright infringing websites, the bill takes Internet censorship to the next level."

    http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-to-intro...p-bill-110511/

    I'm not internet savvy or know much about how it all works but my understanding is the Fed will always be behind in this game... I almost died when Napster was shut down but everything turned out okay. We'll find a way...



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    Re: Thats it, folks, the internet is over, pack up and head home

    1. I bet this act in declared unconstitutional somehow
    2. Will this effect addresses from foreign countries (ones similar to pirate bay)

    so either this law wont happen or you can continue to download from foreign sites



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    Re: Thats it, folks, the internet is over, pack up and head home

    Good thing the only reason Europe is still around is to feed us all the pirated content we could possibly want.



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    Re: Thats it, folks, the internet is over, pack up and head home

    Don't steal?


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    Re: Thats it, folks, the internet is over, pack up and head home

    I'm guessing this is more of a round about maneuver to collect more taxes from the internet, disguised as a "piracy" enforcement policy.



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    Re: Thats it, folks, the internet is over, pack up and head home

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarbox View Post
    Don't steal?
    Ugh. I generally don't pirate, but the world is a better place when you can.



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    Re: Thats it, folks, the internet is over, pack up and head home

    For every tool they lend us, another loss of independence.



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    Re: Thats it, folks, the internet is over, pack up and head home

    I don't use any sites like that, but it's inevitable that the government will want to control it, and almost every other aspect of the online world. For our own good, of course.



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    Re: Thats it, folks, the internet is over, pack up and head home

    Hopefully they'll soon get rid of trademark and patent protection as well. We wouldn't want people to have any control over their intellectual property.


    You can spend a lot of time and money picking out the perfect floral bouquet for your date ... but you're probably better off checking if you have bad breath and taking the porn out of the glove compartment.

    The moral: you gain more by not being stupid, than you do by being smart. Smart gets neutralized by other smart people. Stupid does not.

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    Re: Thats it, folks, the internet is over, pack up and head home

    Quote Originally Posted by driegner View Post
    Ugh. I generally don't pirate, but the world is a better place when you can because...
    I think you forgot to finish your post.


    You can spend a lot of time and money picking out the perfect floral bouquet for your date ... but you're probably better off checking if you have bad breath and taking the porn out of the glove compartment.

    The moral: you gain more by not being stupid, than you do by being smart. Smart gets neutralized by other smart people. Stupid does not.

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    Re: Thats it, folks, the internet is over, pack up and head home

    So many places let you stream anymore for free I don't really have a need to pirate.


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    Re: Thats it, folks, the internet is over, pack up and head home

    If I can't download something for free, I have no interest in having it.



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    Re: Thats it, folks, the internet is over, pack up and head home

    So much for the "Land of the Free"

    Pretty soon North Korea is going to like a good place to live.



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    Re: Thats it, folks, the internet is over, pack up and head home

    There's no way this is constitutional



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